We host Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening and ahead of the game, Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news.
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on team news…We have no new injuries. Olivier Giroud has a test to see if he can be involved [on Saturday], he had a good training session [on Thursday] so he is really the only one who could come back.
on Ramsey…Aaron Ramsey is still struggling with his hamstring and I don’t think that he will be available for our next game against Basel or at Burnley, so before the break he will not be available.
He is not completely free in his mind yet to push completely, so we stop him every time when he has a little pain. He is in the last days of his rehab and as long as he is not completely comfortable, we do not push him.
on whether he will go on international duty with Wales…I don’t think so.
on Giroud being ahead of schedule…A little bit, yes, because I thought that he would be short for [the Chelsea game]. But we will see how he comes out of today’s training session.
on Ramsey being behind schedule…We had a few disappointments because he was close to joining again and every time he is not completely ready. Not far, but we have to be cautious with him.
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